George Wein and the Newport Legacy

George Wein single handedly created the model for the popular music festival. In this episode, host Larry Miller of NYU Steinhardt celebrates George’s legacy with the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals with a cast of Wein’s friends and colleagues. Included are Newport Jazz Festival Artistic Director Christian McBride, City Winery’s Michael Dorf, Newport Festivals Foundation Executive Director Jay Sweet and COO Kira Favro, Newport Board Chair Bruce Gordon, Secretary of Commerce, and former Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo and longtime friend Jerry Chazen.

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